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Asus chairman Jonney Shih sprang a surprise during Intel's Computex keynote today with the announcement of a $189 laptop. The notebook uses a custom-written Linux operating system, much like the OLPC, though unlike the OLPC, Asus has chosen a more conventional interface. The laptop will be available in all areas of the world, not only developing nations.
You know things are bad when a company's products are not up to snuff. You know it's ugly when said company is threatening a lawsuit pertaining to software patents and so-called intellectual property. You know it's really screwed up when a Visual Studio developer is threatened with a lawsuit. Mr. Weber, how in the world do you sleep at night?
If you have multiple users sharing a single computer, you could probably use an easy way to manage their user profiles. Sabayon can help you create and set up GNOME desktop profiles and assign them to different users. It's similar to Kiosktool for KDE, but for the GNOME environment.
Although GNU/Linux has long supported postscript format, full support for the related PDF file format has been longer in arriving. Today, however, PDF support is finally starting to equal what is available on other operating systems. Whether you are printing, editing, or viewing PDF files, you now have the choice of a variety of applications on both the command line and the desktops.
LXer Feature: 07-Jun-2007
Well what do you know? Microsoft seems to be gaining ground with their "patent protection" scheme. But what if they discover they've only bought a few bricks of fool's gold?
IT managers who want to secure their Linux environments and keep things running smoothly have a very powerful tool at their disposal: Security Enhanced Linux, or SELinux, an implementation of mandatory access controls originally developed by the National Security Agency. Currently, it is integrated into most mainstream Linux distributions.
Embrace the futureIntel has followed Sun Microsystems by releasing development tools to optimize the performance of applications running on multi-core, multi-threaded chips.
Despite healthy growth, the development and deployment of open source software is still in the early stages, says analyst house.
AllPeers has reached an agreement with the Mozilla Foundation to allow a version of Mozilla Firefox with the AllPeers extension pre-installed to be offered for download.
MEPIS today said that the RC of a community-built "ultra-lite" derivative of its own Linux distribution is ready for testing. AntiX (pronounced "Antics") is the personal project of MEPIS community member "anticapitalista," who wanted a MEPIS version that would work well on old PCs.
Review: The Linux distribution impresses with a variety of customization options.
Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has been out for less than two months but tomorrow we will see the first alpha (or in this case it's called a "Tribe") release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. We used the daily build of Ubuntu and Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon to do some exploring prior to the release of Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1 tomorrow morning. While there is still many changes that will come prior to the October release of Gutsy, things are looking good for the Ubuntu camp this fall.
Many Web sites feature RSS feeds and newsletter subscriptions that let you know when they've updated their contents, but unfortunately, a significant number of sites still don't. How can you keep up with them? Let's build a shell script to automate that task.
Everybody, from seasoned network administrators to people that just use the Internet to check the TV listings, will experience network problems at some point. Despite their varied technical knowledge, there is one tool that everybody can use: Wireshark. Whats the quickest way to learn this fantastic tool? Read Practical Packet Analysis, by Chris Sanders, which provides all the basic information anybody needs to start troubleshooting their network.
Depending on what you plan on learning, "Programming Firefox" can provide for several different needs. XML technologies are hot, hot, hot these days and Firefox utilizes the XML User Interface Language or XUL (Pronounced "zool"...reminds me of the film "Ghostbusters", "There is no Dana, only XUL", but I digress). Perhaps that's enough to get your attention, but there's more. The text on the book's back cover promises in part to provide an "introduction to the graphical elements that compose a XUL application", "an introduction to Resource Description Files, and how the Firefox interface renders RDF", "displaying documents using the Scalable Vector Graphics standard and..." Well, you get the idea. Let's take a closer look and see what this text actually delivers.
Create a mini game in Second Life. This tutorial explains the basics (and not so basics) behind Second Life scripts and shows you how to ease development by using Rational Application Developer as you build a small game users can carry around and play.
John Weathersby, executive director of the Open Source Software Institute, told Linux.com today that, effective immediately, the Department of the Navy has adopted a new policy which requires that open source software must be considered in every software acquisition the Navy makes.
My recent switch to a single-boot Ubuntu setup on my Thinkpad T60 simply floors me on a regular basis. Most recently it's had to do with the experience of maintaining the software. Fresh from a very long Windows 2000 experience and a four-month Windows XP experience along with a long-time Linux sys admin role puts me in a great position to assess Ubuntu
Collaboration with Wikispaces enhances functionality for SourceForge.net’s 150,000 open source projects
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